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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The gold medal won collectively for the band’s adjudicated performance, under the baton of Wellington musical director Alex Nyman, was not the only prize the young musicians brought home.
Soloist Lauren Grout and an ensemble featuring Sarah Martin, Lauren Ford and Emily Grout also won golds.
Chloe Lawrence and Nadia Stander received silver awards for their solos, and silvers also went to two other ensembles made up of a saxophone quartet (Lauren Ford, Emily Grout, Kim Thompson and Nicole Stannard) and a flute trio (Lauren Grout, Tayla Coburn and Emily St John).
The golds awarded to the Gisborne group were three of 11 presented to the 36 New Zealand bands, and one from Australia, that competed at the annual festival.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Saturday, March 27, 2010
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It is always advised to look up information about the suburb you're buying into. You can check online tools like Google maps to have an idea on the terrain of the location.
If you're a foreigner thinking of a good place to live in NZ, you might want to consider reading "New Zealand Property Report".
Gisborne is on the east coast of NZ. It is called Sunny Gisborne because it receives more sunlight than anywhere else in NZ's north island
YHA Gisborne, a cosy and charming backpackers hostel, is set in spacious grounds within New Zealand’s sunniest city. Our backpacking guests love to relax in the sunshine or take in the many sights and activities that Gisborne has to offer. The hostel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and is a very easy place to just chill out and unwind or take a walk to the surfing beaches at Wainui and Waikanae. You can hire a surfboard, and if you can, make sure you get up early to be the first in the world to see the sunrise of the new day at Wainui beach.
YHA Gisborne is located in central Gisborne, only 15 minutes from the i-site and bus depot. Food and takeaway shops are just over the road, or make use of the well-equipped kitchen to whip up a meal to go with the great wines you’ve picked up from the Gisborne region.
The YHA Gisborne backpackers comprises a variety of accommodation to suit any individual or group, available with 24-hour access. The hostel also has a large common room with a new plasma 32 inch tv and sky tv, internet access, card phone and fax.
“Spacious and central associate YHA … with new carpets, a sunny deck and a cheery paint job.” – The Rough Guide to New Zealand
32 Harris Street
Kaiti 4010, New Zealand
(06) 867 3269
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Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The park where this statue can be found is currently known as a lovely, serene walkway where locals and tourists use for sight seeing and exercise.
On October 8th 1769 Captain James Cook went to New Zealand. He named a visible Gisborne landmark after midshipman Nicholas Young, a lad who was the first to sight New Zealand from the masthead of the "Endeavour". Cook then went to Gisborne and made the first interaction with the Maori. This historic meeting between the two cultures was the start of modern New Zealand.
"The descendants of Ngati One One (the Maori people) who met Cook that day still maintain Te Poho O Rawiri Marae (the meeting house) at the base of Titirangi Hill, approximately 1km from Port Gisborne where the ship will berth. Te Poho O Rawiri has over the years welcomed many famous dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana among others."
Cruise ship's would be met by several Waka (Maori canoes), then one of New Zealand's top Kapa Haka (cultural) groups would welcome passengers as the ship docks. The passengers could also have the chance to be officially welcomed onto the local Marae.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Nevertheless, Gisborne has its own charm. It has a long, palm lined main street and a booming central business district. It has very well established homes and communities.
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